I’m finding it really hard to believe that the *concentration-camp-forced-hysterectomy* story isn’t leading all broadcasts, here and abroad, as US leaders vow to hold those responsible accountable and the world demands UN sanctions.

Then I remember the happened to brown women...
I said earlier today that this should force Biden into an independent commission to investigate Trump era crimes. But I realize now that even saying that just takes as a hard fact that Republicans don’t and won’t give one crap about this state sponsored terrorism
Voting against Republicans this election is a moral imperative, and if you can’t see that you are a bad person. Period.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with Elie Mystal

Elie Mystal Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @ElieNYC

25 Sep
The biggest missed opportunity for the climate movement was right after 9/11. The country was untied, motivated, and posed off. W could have told us to become energy independent or wean from fissile fuels, and we would have done it. We’d have done anything.
Instead W told us to go shop. And fight Afghanistan. And give up our freedoms to the surveillance state. So we did that instead. To our everlasting shame.
Right now, a majority of the country is pissed off and motivated against Trump. Most people see 200,000 dead Americans, and unprecedented attacks on our democracy. We are ready to DO the hard things.

We’re being told “go vote.” And we will. We absolutely will do that.
Read 5 tweets
25 Sep
I'm really frustrated with this @ewarren spot on @chrislhayes. He keeps asking her "how are we going to fight them" and she keeps saying "we have to fight them... with grassroots" and Hayes is like, yeah OK but what is the SENATE going to do... and it's just "we're gonna fight"
Like, there are options here. Terrible, parliamentarian stunts, but, that's what we have. And the Dems won't commit to ANY of them.

Why?

Dems want the public to, like, *force* them into fighting, instead of LEADING THE FIGHT.
Like, the way it's SUPPOSED to work is:
Dems: We're going to do THIS.
Grassroots: WE HAVE YOUR BACK, DEMS!

Instead they want it to work like this:
Grassroots: PLEASE DO THIS
Dems: Uhh... maybe... how many people agree? Can you convince Romney?
Read 4 tweets
23 Sep
The reason Republicans seem so calm, so willing to upend the SCOTUS and murder black people and ignore and dismiss the 200,000 dead from Covid, is not because they live in an alternate reality.

It’s b/c they’re in on the plan to steal the election or use force to stay in power.
A party about to get electorally wipes out as the polls suggest they are would be FREAKING OUT. Pivoting to the center. Chucking unpopular positions (like manipulating the court to end abortion) overboard.

This one is NOT.
Have you stopped to ask why? Do you really think they’re all, all the Republicans running for office, are just *stupid*? Do you think they have their heads so far up their own ass that they can’t tell they’re losing?

They know they’re losing. They don’t care. WHY??
Read 5 tweets
23 Sep
Why do people expect black people to be magic? Black people are as susceptible to cultural messaging of white supremacy as anybody else. We just have a little more reason to resist and more friends willing to help us.
But we shouldn’t be surprised when a guy like Daniel Cameron buys into and supports the system of white violence against black bodies. He learned it from the same places white people learned it. And, like lots of whites, wasn’t strong enough to resist.
Cameron is not, to my mind, a “sellout.” He’s just a tool. A tool of the White supremacist system unable or unwilling to oppose it. He didn’t betray anybody because ain’t nobody who knows what he’s about counted on him to be any better than he is.
Read 4 tweets
23 Sep
Every time you tell me Republicans expanding the court after Dems expand the court is "bad," I'm going to ask you how it's *worse* than what we have now?
If the GOP can make it so no Dem can make a judicial appointment. If they can get 2 facially illegitimate justices on the court b/c McConnell changed the rules, 2 who were there b/c SCOTUS picked its own, Republican President, and 2 sexual predators RIGHT NOW, how expansion bad?
If those six Republican justices can then turn around and repeal healthcare (which GOP couldn't do at the ballot box) and women's rights (which the GOP can't do at the ballot box) and enact voter suppression... how is future GOP expansion the *real* danger?
Read 4 tweets
22 Sep
Just a reminder that in the event of a "tie" on the Supreme Court, the lower court's ruling stands.

So, it's not like if there is a tie we're gonna all run around saying "ZOMG, WHAT DO WE DO NOW." We'll do the same thing we did for 293 days while McConnell blocked Garland.
Most likely, an election appeal will come up from the state courts. FL and MI are controlled by Republicans. PA and I *think* NC are controlled by Dems.
Wisconsin, the whole reason they force people to vote in a pandemic was to try to keep GOP control, but they lost.
But, if it does come up through the federal system, Trump and McConnell have "flipped" the 11th Circuit (Florida) and 3rd Circuit (PA).
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!